Reading picture graphs: multi-step

CCSS Math: 3.MD.B.3
​Interpret picture graphs (pictographs) to answer multi-step questions about a context.

Reading picture graphs 2

A picture graph is a type of graph that uses pictures and symbols to represent data.
Mary the mouse loves cheese. She created a picture graph to display how much cheese she ate last week.
Read the picture graph above to answer the following questions.
Practice Problem 1A
How many grams of cheese did Mary eat last Wednesday?
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Practice Problem 1B
Cheese costs $3\$3 per gram. How much did Mary pay for the cheese she ate on Wednesday?
$\$
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}

Example 11: Dancing cow

Manny the cow is a great dancer! The picture graph below shows how many hours Manny spent practicing four different types of dance.
Practice Problem 3
How many more hours did Manny spend practicing ballroom and tap combined than practicing hip-hop?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}
hours

Example 22: Bugs

Isabelle counted insects in her yard for a science project. She made a picture graph of the number and type of insects she saw.
Practice Problem 4A
Which insect did Isabelle count more often than crickets but less often than mosquitoes?
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Practice Problem 4B
Isabelle counted 44 more ants and wanted to add them to the picture graph.
After adding the 44 additional ants, which 22 types of insects did Isabelle count the same number of?
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Challenge question

Let's look at two picture graphs and compare them.
Jadyn loves animals! The picture graphs below show the number of monkeys and seals Jadyn counted at the zoo last week.
Practice Problem 5A
On which day(s) did Jadyn count fewer monkeys than seals?
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Practice Problem 5B
On which day did Jadyn see the most seals and monkeys combined?
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